Resolutions of the 2019 Annual Assembly

Resolutions of the 2019 Annual Assembly
Resolutions of the 2019 Annual Assembly
Resolutions of the 2019 Annual Assembly
Resolutions of the 2019 Annual Assembly

In The Name of The Holy and Lifegiving Trinity!

We, the clergy, monastics, and representatives of the people of God, ordained and elected members to the Annual Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America, Serbian Orthodox Church, have gathered together at the Church of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker in the God-protected City of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, on February 22 and 23, in the Year of Our Lord 2019.

Serbian State leadership received in audience by the Serbian Patriarch

Serbian State leadership received in audience by the Serbian Patriarch
Serbian State leadership received in audience by the Serbian Patriarch
Serbian State leadership received in audience by the Serbian Patriarch
Serbian State leadership received in audience by the Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received Mr. AleksandarVucic, President of the Republic of Serbia; Mrs. Ana Brnabic, President of the Government of the Republic of Serbia; Mr. Ivica Dacic, First Vice President of the Government and Minister of Foreign Affairs as well as Mr. Nikola Selakovic, Secretary General of the President of the Republic of Serbia. The reception took place at the Serbian Patriarchate on 10 March 2019.

On the Church side, the conversations were attended by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church: Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Bishops Irinej of Backa, Jovan of Sumadija and Milutin of Valjevo.

The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete. Monday of the First Week

On Monday of the First Week of Lent, during Great Compline, after Psalm 69, the Canon is sung. The Eirmosi are sung twice, at the beginning and end of each Song. Before each Troparion we make the sign of the Cross and bow three times.

Ode 1 Tone 6

Eirmos: He is my Helper and Protector, and has become my salvation. This is my God and I will glorify Him. My father's God and I will exalt Him. For gloriously has He been glorified. (Exodus 15:2,1; Psalm 117:

Nis: Scientific Conference on “Orthodox Monasticism”

Nis: Scientific Conference on “Orthodox Monasticism”
Nis: Scientific Conference on “Orthodox Monasticism”
Nis: Scientific Conference on “Orthodox Monasticism”
Nis: Scientific Conference on “Orthodox Monasticism”

With the blessing of His Holiness the  Serbian Patriarch Irinej and of His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Nis a two-day conference  with the theme “Orthodox monasticism” was opened in Nis under auspices  of the Centre for Church Studies of Nis on 7 March 2019.

The scientific conference was opened by Patriarch Irinej who evaluated development of monasticism in Christian Church and particularly in Serbia, ”where monasteries are not empty, people visit them in order to experience a real Christian life observing the Gospel teaching…”

The Serbian Patriarch in the Diocese of Nis

The Serbian Patriarch in the Diocese of Nis
The Serbian Patriarch in the Diocese of Nis
The Serbian Patriarch in the Diocese of Nis
The Serbian Patriarch in the Diocese of Nis

His Holiness Irinej visited this Diocese on the occasion of the scientific conference “Orthodox monasticism”, in honor of the 70th anniversary of the monastic life of Very Venerable Archimandrite Dionisije (Pantelic) on 7 March 2019.

The Serbian Patriarch was welcomed by His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Nis with clergy and monastics of the Diocese of Nis, whereupon he attended the Vesper service in the Cathedral church, officiated by Archimandrite Dionisije with the concelebration of protopresbyter-staurophor Branislav Cincarevic and deacon Djordje Filipovic.

Veterans of the Army of Serbia visiting the Serbian Patriarch

Veterans of the Army of Serbia visiting the Serbian Patriarch
Veterans of the Army of Serbia visiting the Serbian Patriarch
Veterans of the Army of Serbia visiting the Serbian Patriarch
Veterans of the Army of Serbia visiting the Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received on 6 March 2019 representatives of the Association “Friends” of 72nd Special Brigade and the Association of Veterans of the 63rd Parachute Brigade at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade.

Sts. Sebastian & Mardarije Orthodox Institute – Day Three

Sts. Sebastian & Mardarije Orthodox Institute – Day Three
Sts. Sebastian & Mardarije Orthodox Institute – Day Three
Sts. Sebastian & Mardarije Orthodox Institute – Day Three
Sts. Sebastian & Mardarije Orthodox Institute – Day Three

The final day of the Sts. Sebastian and Mardarije Institute began as clergy and laity arrived for the morning Matins served by Fr. Daniel Kirk, followed by breakfast.

Afterwards, Bishop Maxim announced the beginning of the next talk which would be a combination of the morning and afternoon talks: God Views Us through Love and Becoming Human Today.